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Forum: Bug Reporting
 Topic: CSV-wizard does not work.
Re: CSV-wizard does not work. [message #118439 is a reply to message #118392 ] Wed, 01 July 2015 01:12 UTC
avatar stonysmith  is currently offline stonysmith
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The 524 error is "simply" that the servers at CloudFlare (not Shapeways itself) are having troubles.. give it 30 minutes or so and try again.


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Forum: Aluminum
 Topic: Aluminum Dune Buggy [Moving Parts]
Re: Aluminum Dune Buggy [Moving Parts] [message #118441 is a reply to message #117944 ] Wed, 01 July 2015 01:51 UTC
avatar Gatekeeper1  is currently offline Gatekeeper1
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OK, after looking at the model there seems to be one thing in common with all the problem areas; min distance/overlap.


The back:
Apparently as I was hollowing out the structure for the back of the buggy the 90 degree connection between the back wall and the back seat floor were accidentally disconnected. This left the back wall of the cab "hanging." with a 0.54 clearance between the back wall and the floor. So even though the wall met the minimum thickness for printing, its lack of connection in close proximity to the bottom must have allowed it to warp. You can see the gap in the photos "Mesh_error-backGap_view" 1-3

The window:
Here we see that the parts do overlap (Photo "Mesh_error-windowEdge_view1") but not enough to ensure a connection. This, I assume, put it within the printing margin of error and the two parts ended up separating.

Proposed Solution
If something is within the minimum clearance of 0.6 (or whatever the final clearance ends up being) A minimum overlap rural may be helpful to prevent warping and separating of the mesh. Basicly, flag anything that is closer than 0.6, but not close enough to ensure a connection, as a potential problem area where results may be inconsistent.

P.S. I'm still hoping to shoot up a video of the harasser in motion soon.

[Updated on: Wed, 01 July 2015 02:58 UTC]


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Forum: 3D modeler needed
 Topic: Need Modeler to fix thin walls ASAP
Re: Need Modeler to fix thin walls ASAP [message #118442 is a reply to message #118432 ] Wed, 01 July 2015 03:26 UTC
avatar UniverseBecoming  is currently offline UniverseBecoming
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How long do you want it to be? Tell me that and I'll fix up your thin walls.

You're going to have to retexture it though if you want to print this in full color.

Edit: Typo

[Updated on: Wed, 01 July 2015 03:41 UTC]





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 Topic: Looking for a 3D Modeler located in NYC to Design Prototype for Small Simple Shoe Accessory Piece
Looking for a 3D Modeler located in NYC to Design Prototype for Small Simple Shoe Accessory Piece [message #118443] Wed, 01 July 2015 03:27 UTC
avatar emken320  is currently offline emken320
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Hi,

I am am looking to hire a 3D Modeler to design the prototype for a small simple shoe accessory piece. Preferably I am looking for someone who is located in New York City, so I can show the current prototype and discuss how I am looking to refine it.

If interested, please contact me at emken320@gmail.com.

Thank you!

Emily
Re: Looking for a 3D Modeler located in NYC to Design Prototype for Small Simple Shoe Accessory Piec [message #118444 is a reply to message #118443 ] Wed, 01 July 2015 04:01 UTC
avatar UniverseBecoming  is currently offline UniverseBecoming
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Sounds proprietary. Just the tip, you might want to have your designer sign a nondisclosure agreement if you plan on securing intellectual property rights to it later on down the road.

Good luck with your design. :)





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Forum: It arrived!
 Topic: HO Model Traction Engine
Re: HO Model Traction Engine [message #118445 is a reply to message #23038 ] Wed, 01 July 2015 04:33 UTC
avatar jjsrt8  is currently offline jjsrt8
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Are you still going to do a steam roller and or a showman engine? I'm going to be purchasing the tractor.
Forum: Suggestions
 Topic: Shop Default Images
Shop Default Images [message #118447] Wed, 01 July 2015 04:43 UTC
avatar DavidTsai  is currently offline DavidTsai
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This should be controlled by the shop owner, not an overall default the owner cannot control.
It was working fine before. Why change that?
Forum: 3D modelers for hire
 Topic: Professional Modeling and Sculpting Services
Re: Professional Modeling and Sculpting Services [message #118450 is a reply to message #109014 ] Wed, 01 July 2015 05:40 UTC
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[Updated on: Wed, 01 July 2015 05:41 UTC]

Forum: General Discussion
 Topic: Choose your orientation
Re: Choose your orientation [message #118446 is a reply to message #118412 ] Wed, 01 July 2015 04:38 UTC
avatar UniverseBecoming  is currently offline UniverseBecoming
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Hi Pete, I see now why you're looking into this. You have money that needs to be invested! :D

I didn't read the entire thread so excuse me if somebody already mentioned it but one of the things that would be great for selecting orientation would be creating all types of mechanical items that involve rotary motion. You know like gears, pulleys, turbines, motors and the like. I know that I have never tried to design anything for Shapeways along these lines because of the orientation problem and I'm sure lots of other designers have the same mindset as myself concerning this.

Not germane to the thread, but there are two other things I think you might want to look into such as this and also see the last personal message I sent to Kat.

Also too, what would be the coolest of all is if Shapeways could do a little bit of assembly work. Nothing drastic, I'm just thinking something along the lines of snapping a couple of things together type of a thing to start out.

Lets see what else... Stone setting? Laser engraving? Hmmmm... That's all I can think of for now. :)





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 Topic: Hinges
Re: Hinges [message #118448 is a reply to message #118404 ] Wed, 01 July 2015 04:50 UTC
avatar UniverseBecoming  is currently offline UniverseBecoming
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Yeah, we call that printing in situ. This is where the whole hinge assembly is printed in place and no assembly is required. As PJMProductions has suggested one needs to be mindful of the clearances when designing moving parts that will be printed in situ.





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 Topic: FUD vs. Transparent Acrylic
Re: FUD vs. Transparent Acrylic [message #118451 is a reply to message #118428 ] Wed, 01 July 2015 07:28 UTC
avatar lesurrealisme  is currently offline lesurrealisme
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First of all thanks for your answers!!

We won't fill in any actual perfume, we just need the model to show the shape of it. That's a good point though!

In the end we choose transparent acrylic for time and money reasons... red the comment about the student discount to late :(
Were can I find it for future projects though?
Forum: Interest Groups
 Topic: Model Train Thread
Re: Model Train Thread [message #118440 is a reply to message #118437 ] Wed, 01 July 2015 01:18 UTC
avatar stonysmith  is currently offline stonysmith
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There are a wealth of sites (admittedly, probably not Australian) that have measurements and diagrams such as this one.
http://www.nwhs.org/archivesdb/selectdocs.php?index=rs&i d=1765

Basically, "Google is your friend" - when I'm searching for a specific car, I enter the name of the car, add the word "diagram" and see what turns up.


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Re: Model Train Thread [message #118449 is a reply to message #118440 ] Wed, 01 July 2015 05:30 UTC
avatar MadAsU  is currently offline MadAsU
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thanks Stonysmith, I haven't had a lot of success previously, although perhaps I wasn't searching for the right things.

I have found someone who does great plans here in Australia, but they are typically buildings or locomotives which may be too big for what I do currently.


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Re: Model Train Thread [message #118452 is a reply to message #118449 ] Wed, 01 July 2015 07:32 UTC
avatar MitchellJetten  is currently offline MitchellJetten
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Have you had a look at http://www.the-blueprints.com/

Not sure if they have what you're looking for, but their DB with blueprints is really big :)


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Forum: 3D Design
 Topic: Making a fitting pen cap
Re: Making a fitting pen cap [message #118453 is a reply to message #116445 ] Wed, 01 July 2015 07:36 UTC
avatar psalmu  is currently offline psalmu
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Could you have notches only in the narrow sides near the tip and matching bumps inside the cap?

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